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    I had the pleasure of visiting Motorola’s downtown Chicago labs last week in order to cover the release of their new flagship products, the Moto X and the Moto 360. It was an assignment I very much looked forward to since it was very first time covering an event, it was in my home city, and most importantly I have been watching the Moto X very closely since I started reading its reviews a year ago. The Moto X, despite having what seemed to be mid-range specs and a mostly-“meh” camera kept getting positive review after positive review. Indeed as one of our editors indicated, after ...

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    After reviewing the Moto X last year, many of our reviewers found themselves right back with the device after moving on to test other devices. And that was because of a simple reason: the device was easy to use, powerful, and it just worked. Now that the successor is out, we're naturally intrigued – so we have a review unit in-hand, and we've given the new Moto X a proper unboxing and shared our first impressions in a new video. Just like with the Moto 360, the new Moto X's box feels premium and is fairly minimalistic. Once you slide the box out of its cover, you can immediately open it ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    It’s no secret what many were looking forward to when it comes to Motorola’s announcements. Sure, there were tours of the “behind the scenes” stuff at Motorola in downtown Chicago, and yes there were a couple of unexpected accessories that came out of the announcements. But we want to talk about some phones and watches, eh? So let’s get to it. The Moto X One of last year’s absolute hit phones was the Moto X. Appropriately, this year’s hit model will also be the “Moto X”. The Moto X 2nd generation will not sport the “plus one” moniker that has been floating around the ...

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    If you've seen our coverage so far of the new Moto X, then you know that it's quite a leap over the original Moto X in terms of specs. While the general premise is the same – a snappy phone that does what you'd like without a hitch, while also making life just a little bit easier to bear – the specs have certainly improved. Let's check it all out in our spec comparison between the new Moto X vs Moto X, right down below. Motorola has gone all-out here, letting the new Moto X best the old one in almost every single category on our chart. The screen is more pixel dense on the new Moto X, ...

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    When the Moto X came out last year, many shamed it for not featuring high-end specs like the other flagships in town. While phones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 were rocking quad-core Snapdragon 600 processors, the Moto X was using an X8 Mobile Computing System based off of a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro. You'd think it'd be the same story here, when we round up the new Moto X specs, but these results are actually remarkably surprising – the next-gen Moto X features high-end internals about on par with close competition like the HTC One M8, so we're excited to see where the ...

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    This whirlwind IFA 2014 week is continuing today with another bombshell, this time from Motorola. The company has just gone official with the new Moto X, its stylish successor to last year's well-reviewed Moto X. The device stands for about the same things as its predecessor, but there are a couple crucial changes that may or may not make the phone worth the buy. Let's take a closer look. The new Moto X comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080) display, and can be customized to your liking through Motorola's Moto Maker device customization service – which, by the way, now offers genuine ...

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    The Moto X, as modest and bland as it appeared on paper, was, by and large, one of the most impressive smartphones of 2013. Unlike most new phones, I could recommend it to buyers without a sliver of doubt. While its camera wasn't all that great and the specs were far from the best, it was an incredibly solid, well-rounded smartphone with lots of lightweight value adds in the software. This came as a surprise to most when the Moto X was finally revealed. The months leading up to its announcement, the so-called X Phone (or XFON) was rumored to come with all the best specifications possible ...

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    The Moto X+1 should be among us in the next couple of weeks. There is a lot of pressure for this phone to live up to the market acceptance that the Moto X never reached with its unique features. Even if Motorola would decide to only fix a couple of quirks, the Moto X is still ahead of its time, and reports claim that the Moto X+1 will push the bar even further. One of the biggest complaints we had with the Moto X was its camera, and trusted sources claim that Motorola has found a way to fit optical zoom into the camera of the Moto X+1. We're not exactly sure how the company will pull this ...

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    We're probably little more than two weeks away from Motorola's announcement of its Moto X follow-up, the phone we've been looking forward to as the X+1. And while that will mean new hardware, new features, and likely some new Moto Maker options, for the moment the year-old Moto X remains the star of the manufacturer's lineup. Even with the next big thing so very nearly within reach, Motorola is still hoping to churn-up some last-minute interest in the Moto X, and its latest offer to land hopes to hook buyers up with a free wooden backplate. It took a few months for wood backs to become ...

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    There's a fight going on right now, one that's been waging for years, over who really controls our smartphones. When you buy a phone, are you just purchasing the right to use it within the constraints the manufacturer lays out, or should you have the ability to do whatever you like on it, going so far as to install alternate operating systems? Buried within the software that powers our phones is the bootloader, the code that acts as the gatekeeper; unlocked, you can basically do as you please, but locked-down and you're at the whim of the OEM. To their credit, many manufacturers have been ...

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    Smartphone security is a good idea, but it’s also a pain in the butt. So if you’re sick of swiping patterns and selecting security codes (and you’re into temporary body modification) Vivalnk and Motorola have just the thing for you. The Vivalnk digital tattoo is a temporary wearable NFC tag coated with 3M adhesive that works with the Moto X's Skip technology to allow you to unlock your smartphone without entering a passcode, swiping a pattern, or smiling for the camera. Just wake the Moto X's screen and tap it to your wrist (or wherever you've stuck the digital tattoo), and you're ...

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    Wearables, man. It used to be that if you wanted to be at the forefront of technology, having a smartphone in your pocket was all you needed. But now with smartwatches and the likes of Google Glass being picked up by new users every day, living on the bleeding edge means strapping a bunch of that gear right on to your body. Some of these futurists are taking things one step further, and today Motorola shares one of the ways users are doing just that, introducing a “tattoo” that lets Moto X owners unlock their phones. Well, the VivaLnk Digital Tattoo may describe itself as such, but ...

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    Motorola is still on a roll when it comes to Android updates, as it's quickly rolled out an Android 4.4.4 update to the Droid family of devices and has now moved on to send out soak test invites for Verizon Moto X and G owners enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network (MFN). What exactly is new in this Verizon Moto X and G soak test? Let's find out. First and foremost is Android 4.4.4, which just brings a ton of patches and bug fixes over the build currently found on both phones. In the Moto G soak test changelog however, there are a few things that aren't a part of Android 4.4.4 (though ...

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    There has been no shortage of sales on Motorola's Moto X, but we're sure many of you still may want to get your hands on one of the best phones of 2013. If that's the case, you're in luck -- the Motorola deals keep rolling in, and this latest Moto X sale is a testament to that. Motorola, with the coupon code MBXISMOT, will sell you a Moto X for a variety of different discounts, depending on the model. The 16GB is $299 off contract, while the 32GB is $324 (both regular and developer editions, also off contract). The 64GB model is $374. You'll also get a free Moto Skip, and shipping is free. ...

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    Sure, the Moto X might be starting to show its age a little. As of next month, it will be one whopping year old. But it still seems to be holding its own. We'll let you be the judge of whether it's the phone's sheer quality, the personalization of the hardware, or the great value the Moto X is at such discounted prices. It could also be the amount of lightweight, yet very useful, software features. Unlike the last two videos like this, we covered many of the Moto X's defining features in detail – Trusted Devices, Skip, Touchless Control, etc. No less, since we gave the One M8 and Galaxy ...

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    The Android 4.4.4 update has just been made official, though Android 4.4.3 remains young -- it only came out last week, after all. The latest device to be updated to this no-longer-newest version of Android is Sprint's Motorola Moto X. The features in Android 4.4.3, along with a couple extra Motorola goodies, have all made their way to the device in the Sprint Moto X Android 4.4.3 update. First and foremost are the Android 4.4.3 changes, which are mainly bug fixes for stability, security, and other non-user-facing areas. The refreshed look in the Dialer app has been brought over to the ...

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    HTC announced a pretty fabulous program back in February with the introduction of HTC Advantage. The stuff about Android updates and HTC Backup was good news on its own, but the really stand-out feature was how HTC committed to giving owners of One-series devices one free screen replacement for any damage taken during the first six months of ownership – even if that cracked screen was your own fault. Sure, companies like Apple had offered screen-replacement services before, but those have been optional plans smartphone owners had to pay separately for. Now it's emerging that a similar ...

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    Nine months into the phone's lifespan, and Motorola continues to throw a lot of support behind the Moto X. Despite sales of the phone never quite reaching the level Motorola hoped for (a failure that necessitates the company closing-up the Texas facility where the Moto X has thus far been assembled for US sales), Motorola continues to deliver additional options for the already highly customizable smartphone, as well as comes up with new promotions to capture the public's interest. This week, Motorola has a little of each ready for us, as that try-before-you-by promo we heard about on ...

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    iOS 8 is here –in Beta form, at least– and (surprise, surprise) we've got some opinions. For the last Weekly podcast to begin with a "0," we bring in the big guns to discuss Apple's new platform: a four-man team that includes our resident iOS experts, one of whom joins in from the blazing heat of a car baking in the North Carolina sun just to tell us his take on the iPhone 6 and how it will/won't/might end up being a phablet. Of course we don't stop with Apple: a panoply of mobile devices, from the LG G3 to the Galaxy S5 Active to the Motorola X+1, awaits our speculation, adulation, ...

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    It feels like hardly a month goes by when we don't learn about some manner of new Moto X offer: a hundred dollars off here, new low prices for wood back options there... even this far post-launch, Motorola seems very interested in keeping the public interested in its highly customizable Android. Even as our attention turns to the X+1, Motorola, isn't slowing down its promotions for the original X, and we just told you about the latest deal earlier this week. Well, now we've already got a new one, and it sounds like just the thing for people who are curious about the Moto X but have been ...

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    For some people, the 720p resolution on the display of the Moto X is a deal breaker. We don't agree with that, as we've highly praised the device in our reviews and videos. Still, there is a clear need for Motorola to boost the resolution of the Moto X in its future variant, which is being rumored to be the Moto X+1. If you were wondering if there actually is a Moto x+1 in the works, well, a recent software tweak actually leaks its existence. So, as the story goes, the recent Android 4.4.3 update to the Moto X brought a fix to the recent annoyance to international consumers that didn't ...

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    Last year, Motorola took everyone by surprise. After months upon months of rumors, Motorola's 2013 flagship wasn't at all what it was cracked up to be. Rumors suggested it would be the phone everyone had been waiting for – all the best specs, the best display, killer everything. Turns out, the Moto X was not any of that. Its display was only 720p when practically every other flagship came with a 1080p display. It came with a custom processor configuration – not a Snapdragon 600 or 800 – which Motorola called the X8 mobile computing system. Nothing about it was overpowered or ...

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    If you've been itching for a Moto X, even amidst rumors of an upcoming successor, now may be a good time to bite the bullet on Motorola's 2013 flagship. Motorola is hosting a Moto X 32GB deal, heavily discounting the device to $349. The price, as Motorola's email to select previous customers reads, is $100 off from Motorola's usual asking price. Weirdly enough, this information is inaccurate -- you can purchase an off-contract Moto X through Motorola's Moto Maker customization service for $399 at the time of this writing. Either way, buyers are receiving a substantial discount on a phone ...

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    Motorola has come a long way since the days of MOTOBLUR and a casual attitude towards Android updates, and its latest family of smartphones hasn't only offered extremely pared-down, near stock Android experiences, but delivered platform updates with speed rivaling even what we get from straight-up Nexus devices. Today we see the latest proof of just how nimble Motorola has become when it's time for a new update to arrive, as it gets started updating its own phones to Android 4.4.3 just one day after the build saw its official release. Considering how we're still waiting for OTA updates for ...

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